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- As these 15 exceptional athletes prepare to represent Tanzania on the international stage, they embody the spirit of inclusivity and determination, breaking barriers in the world of paraswim.
Dar es Salaam. The Tanzania Para Swimming Association (TPSA) has unveiled the formidable 15-member national team set to compete in next year's international competitions.
TPSA secretary general, Ramadhan Namkoveka, said among the players are Salmin Mtwana and Adam Suleiman, hailing from Zanzibar, showcasing the inclusive nature of the selection process.
The list also includes unattached players Imani Abdallah and Gaudence Madanda, who have also secured spots on the national team, highlighting the commitment to recognizing talent beyond traditional club affiliations.
Namkoveka named the players from Stingrays Swimming Club as Lusiano Masika and Amos Nderwa, adding depth and experience to the squad.
Meanwhile, the trio of Humayl-Mohammed Gangji, Mohamed Mohamed, and Iago Nzoshe, all from Al Muntazir Islamic International School—Special Education Needs, bring a dynamic element to the team. The team roster extends further with swimmers Gerald Sokolo (Watoto Kwanza Project), Daniel Junior Msangi (Pigec swimming club), Ivan Shayo (St. Joseph's Nursery and Primary Schools), and Luis Siangicha from Chadron’s Hope Foundation.
This diverse selection showcases the nationwide reach of paraswimming talent in Tanzania. In a bid to promote gender equality in the sport, Namkoveka said they have selected two female swimmers, namely Happiness Magere from Stingrays Swimming Club and Rebecca Kalengo from Pigec Swimming Club, who will undoubtedly bring their unique skills and strengths to the next year’s competition.
As these 15 exceptional athletes prepare to represent Tanzania on the international stage, they embody the spirit of inclusivity and determination, breaking barriers in the world of paraswim.
The nation eagerly anticipates their performances and celebrates the strides made in promoting adaptive sports at both national and international levels. The team consists of talented individuals who demonstrated exceptional skill and determination during the competition.